Author: Stevie Kisner
Series: Sex, Love and Rock & Roll
Review by: Onnica
Basic Story: JT Blackwood is lead singer with British rock band Slanker Knox. Currently touring and in need of a photographer, JT checks up on a lead. Kori Connor is good but inexperienced. She also runs a fansite for the band and writes some pretty steamy fanfiction. Stuck in a dead-end job with no career prospects, she longs to become a professional photographer. JT is seriously impressed with her work and wants to make sure that she’ll fit in with the band dynamic. After passing his test, it’s clear that she has what it takes to join the team. Kori has the support of her husband and son so grabs the opportunity with both hands.
As Kori spends more time with JT and the band, a connection develops between the pair – she is able to tune into his frequency with ease. Turns out Kori has more than just a talent for photography and storytelling. She can hear his thoughts broadcasting loud and clear. His feelings for her are undeniable and the temptation becomes too great. Once JT realises Kori’s predicament, instead of cooling things down he decides to ramp up his seduction. He’s in her head constantly; and in her dreams. Kori has to decide whether to throw it all away for the sheer thrill and psychic connection she finds in JT. Or maybe the choice was made long ago…
Why you should read it: This book goes way beyond the usual rock star read. It took me a while to get into it at first, but when things got going, I was plunged into a world of passion and psychic connections. What would you do if you found your soulmate of your dreams only to be reunited years later? Would you walk away? Could you? The dynamic between the band and the British slang were actually pretty accurate and I felt that the characters were real rather than caricatures. JT is a rock and roll badboy, in need of love and sick of the usual stream of groupies. Kori is a decent person, good wife and mother (until she meets JT) and despite having tremendous gifts, does her best not to invade others’ minds. It’s a love story of epic proportions; at times selfish and ruthless, but compelling nonetheless.
What you might hate: Ok – first of all, this book is long. I mean really long. I felt like I’d been reading it for DAYS. So much happened but at the same time, with a good editor to cut out the repetition it could have been pared down and still told the story. The sexy scenes were hot but there were sooo many of them, all with the same dialogue. If I read another line of “oh, but what you do to me!” I was going to scream! I also felt that certain scenes either didn’t need to be there at all, or could have been described in far less detail. All in all, there was a darn good story there but it really could use a firm hand to shape it more so that no words or scenes are wasted. You may also take issue with the subject matter – I’m not a fan of cheaters (not sure who is!) but for fiction I can certainly suspend my moral judgments – it’s not real! However, JT and Kori were extremely shady – she cheats on poor, kind hubby the first night she’s away! And it doesn’t end there, but I’m not going to spoil it for you…
Rating: For the sheer amount of hard work that went into this and for the original storyline, I’m going to give this a 3/5. It’s not perfect and it really did start to meander and repeat itself at times so I will admit to skim reading at 75% of the way through – but if you enjoy passion that makes characters lose all sense of reason and an epic journey, then you should definitely take a look.